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What is the ideal number of days to use for a moving average of your weight to monitor weight loss?

What is the ideal number of days to use for a moving average of your weight to monitor weight loss?

Once a week: Due to changes in fluids, its best to weigh yourself once a week, at the same time of day, using the same scale, and wearing the same clothes. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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What is the quick way for a male in his mid 30s to lose weight in mid section?

What is the quick way for a male in his mid 30s to lose weight in mid section?

You can't spot lose: Weight naturally. Overall weight loss gives that best chances (but there is still no guarantee where the weight will be shed from). To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol ; junk carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Is there a way to lose 15 pounds of post baby weight in a month and a half?

Is there a way to lose 15 pounds of post baby weight in a month and a half?

How about 1 to 2 lbs: Per week? To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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What is the average weight loss after the first day of juice fast?

What is the average weight loss after the first day of juice fast?

That depends on the : Juice fast. If one drank lots of fruit juices - they may actually gain weight. Usually > vegetable juices are recommended for a juice fast. ...Read more

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What is the best way to loose weight with out going a diet? I'm having a very time getting this weight off of me 5'9 at 242 it all in the belly...

What is the best way to loose weight with out going a diet? I'm having a very time getting this weight off
 of me 5'9 at 242 it all in the belly...

Exercise : Adding exercise and self control by reducing portion intake and eating the right foods while counting calories is best. Increase fruit and fiber intake if not eating enough. Take a yoga course or start swimming if not already. Good, low impact exercises. If considering surgical options, know that the best procedures and surgtons usually require that one starts losing weight first. ...Read more

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What is the most weight one can lose in a month with a very restrictive diet and exercise?

What is the most weight one can lose in a month with a very restrictive diet and exercise?

Can't answer: This question has toomany variables.Weight losswill depend on the startin g wieght and height of the person, how much and what type of exercise, what type of diet, any underlying medical conditions, etc. Also, starting fitness level. ...Read more

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What exactly is the healthiest amount of weight to lose in a month?

What exactly is the healthiest amount of weight to lose in a month?

That depends on : Your size. If you are morbidly obese you can likely lose more quickly that someone who is more slender. However, in general 1 to 2 pounds per week is recommended for the average individual. ...Read more

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Is losing 6kg over the course of a year a drastic loss of weight? Or at least, smth to be concerned about?

Is losing 6kg over the course of a year a drastic loss of weight? Or at least, smth to be concerned about?

Weight loss: The way to determine whether the amount of weight loss or gain is significant is to calculate the percent by which your weight has changed. If it has gone down more than 5% and you do not wish to be losing weight, it is significant. ...Read more

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When can I spot weight loss in aids? Is it in the initial stage or after many years?

When can I spot weight loss in aids? Is it in the initial stage or after many years?

Varies: Acute HIV disease is an acute inflammatory process in which cytokines (chemicals released from one cell which influence other cells) may alter perception of hunger, resulting in decreases intake and weight loss. The most common would be aids wasting syndrome which occurs in late stages of the disease when the immune system has been damaged, and may be increased by some anti-hiv medications. ...Read more

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What should be done to loss the weight of the body in very short time?

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What should be done to loss the weight of the body in very short time?

Avoid sugar: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy lettuce (little or no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but do avoid sugar and simple starch calories. ...Read more

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What may happen to the body if there is a huge decrease in weight in a short period of time?

Do not do this: If there is a huge decrease in weight in short period of time, it is very unhealthy & potentially dangerous. Starvation can cause rapid weight loss, but is life threatening due to multiple issues. Healthy weight loss involves lifestyle changes to eat more plant based diet, minimize animal fats, refined carbs(pastries,white flour ), sodas and meats andincrease exercise daily. Make better choices ...Read more

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Is it possible for weight to decrease on the scale as a result of muscle loss?

Is it possible for weight to decrease on the scale as a result of muscle loss?

Absolutely!: Loss of fat AND/OR MUSCLE OR BOTH CAN CAUSES WEIGHT LOSS! Weight training can minimize this! Adequate caloric intake, especially from protein is mandatory, if muscle loss is occuring! ...Read more

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What is the normal weight and height for 10 year old.The weight has to be in kg, the height has to be in cm?

What is the normal weight and height for 10 year old.The weight has to be in kg, the height has to be in cm?

130 cm 32 kg: This is a rough idea. Every child, and teenager is different in the way they mature and grow during their teen years. Your kids doctor or family physician is really the best person to consult if you are concerned about your child's height to weight ratio. ...Read more

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What is a general estimate of the cost and recovery time of a loose body removal surgery with and without insurance for a 20 yr old male.

What is a general estimate of the cost and recovery time of a loose body removal surgery with and without insurance for a 20 yr old male.

Talk to the surgeon: So many variables go into cost of operations that it is near impossible to give a general estimate. Costs vary depending on where you live, whether this is performed in an outpatient surgery center vs. Hospital, who the surgeon is, what the anesthesia costs are, which insurance company is used , whether you have deductible. Out of pocket expense usually much less with insurance. ...Read more

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What is the desired weight gain in children between the age of 4&5 and then between 5&6? My kids have gained just about 2 lbs each in the last yr.

What is the desired weight gain in children between the age of 4&5 and then between 5&6? My kids have gained just about 2 lbs each in the last yr.

Depends on the child: A boy who stays at 5th percentile on weight and height should be about 30 lbs at 4yr, 34 at 5yr, and 37 at 6yr (gaining 3.5 lbs a year). A 95th percentile boy should be about 44 lbs at 4yr, 51 at 5yr, and 58 at 6yr (gaining 7 lbs a year). The numbers for a girl are a little different, but the idea is the same. Only with the doctor's growth chart and a check-up can one tell if growth is normal. ...Read more

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What is an easy way for me to lose somewhat a lot of belly fat in a short period of time.?

What is an easy way for me to lose somewhat a lot of belly fat in a short period of time.?

Can't specifically: Get rid of lower abdominal fat by spot reducing. If you lose weight a portion of that weight loss will reduce abdominal fat. Additionally, core toning exercises will help you stand more erect & improve your appearance. To lose weight keep up your physical activity and ensure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. No matter what ads promise – you can't spot reduce without surgery. ...Read more

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I have a good amount of weight to lose after having a baby. Is weight watchers one of the better programs?

I have a good amount of weight to lose after having a baby. Is weight watchers one of the better programs?

It can work: Any program that results in limiting calorie intake below the level of mainaenence can result in weight loss. But your history reaveals a neurotransmitter problem that can lead to loss of appetite control among other things. Appetite suppression by balnacing neurotransmitters will help a lot . Visit www.Neurosciencemyths.Com to find a doctor to help with this issue. ...Read more

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Does it a good strategy to lose five pounds in the first week of a weight management plan?

Does it a good strategy to lose five pounds in the first week of a weight management plan?

No: Healthy weight loss is generally considered to be weight lost at a rate of about 1 - 2 pounds/week. Weight is easier to keep off when lost at a slow and steady rate using a healthy diet and exercise regimen that can be sustained as a lifestyle, rather than a crash diet. The best diet is one that you can stay on and maintain for life. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more